The Kangaroos


The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)


The Tag-Team division makes its debut with the induction of The Fabulous Kangaroos. This team consisted of Australians Al Costello and Roy Heffernan. The Fabulous Kangaroos dominated much of tag team wrestling in the 1950s and 1960's and they headlined shows at the famed Madison Square Garden. The team held both World and United States titles under the direction of their manager, "Wild" Red Berry. The pair used to throw cardboard boomerangs, bearing their images, out to the fans. Both wrestlers are now deceased.
(Credit: The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum)

 

The Royal Kangaroos (Lord Jonathan Boyd and Frederick Charles III)

Lord Jonathan Boyd and Norman Frederick Charles III. Now there's two names that must belong to a couple of real sweet boys! Can't you see them sipping tea, and riding to the hounds! Aw!!!! Not so. More likely than not when you see this Jonathan and Norman, they'll be bashing people over the head or kicking them in the ribs. Not just any people, Professional Wrestlers! You see John and Norm are the Royal Kangaroo's, from Down Under. After all these years as a team they wrestle as if their minds were one. They are undoubtedly one of the best teams in the world. They have held more tag team titles and single titles than I could name.
(Credit: WRESTLER'S EYE VIEW by Les Thatcher 1973)

Lord Jonathon Boyd and myself Norman Frederick Charles III. We were two Australian Wrestlers who formed the famous team 'The Royal Kangaroo's'. We are both cousins, and started wrestling at a very early age. We both wrestled very successfully as amateurs. When we both turned professional, we wrestled separately for quite some time, then joined forces going on to become South Pacific world champions which covered Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, French Numea, Western Samoa, and parts of Africa We have appeared all over the world, including the Sumo Hall in Tokyo and before the Queen of England (not once but twice) at Covent Garden's and Earl's Court London, and have wrestled before 130,000 people in India to name a few.
(Credit: The Royal Kangaroos)

 

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Articles

Fans and Legends memories of The Kangaroos Tag Teams

The Great Aussie Promoters

The Great Yankee Promoters

Wrestling Promoters Down Under


Profiles

The Kangaroos - Australian Pro Wrestling Directory

The Kangaroos - "The woman of 1000 holds" - Australian Pro Wrestling Directory

Roy Heffernan profile - Australian Pro Wrestling Directory

Al Costello profile - Australian Pro Wrestling Directory

Fan Memories - Australian Pro Wrestling Directory

Websites

The Royal Kangaroos

Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame

Cauliflower Alley Club

Wrestling Then & Now

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Wrestling Classics.com

Lou Thesz

Johnny Valiant

Jimmy Valiant

Dory Funk Jr.

The Way It Was

Tag Team Tributes

Gary Will's Wrestling History

Solie's Vintage Wrestling

History Channel International

Media Man Australia: Profiles